"Thanks A Lot, Debbie..." Keystone Radio Ad
Thanks A Lot, Debbie… Keystone Radio Ad
Experts say Michigan’s economy could finally be turning a corner. Three thousand new jobs expected for Michigan workers as construction on the Keystone pipeline begins this summer.
The pipeline, expected to create 20,000 immediate jobs, passed the Senate by a… [Fade Out] [Rewind]
Business groups and labor groups support the Keystone XL pipeline as a job-creating project.
- “We can put 20,000 Americans to work right away and up to 250,000 over the life of the project.” – Tom Donahue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Click here to view source.
- “Throughout America’s Heartland, the Keystone pipeline represents the prospect for 20,000 immediate jobs and as many as 500,000 indirect jobs through a strong economic multiplier effect.” -Mark Ayers, President of the Construction and Building Trades Department, AFL-CIO. Click here to view source.
- The Keystone pipeline project will offer working men and women a real chance to earn a good wage and support their families in this difficult economic climate.” – James P. Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Click here to view source.
- A study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce extrapolates that 20,000 immediate jobs would be created, including 3,000 Michigan jobs.
“But that’s not what happened. Instead, Senator Debbie Stabenow voted to kill the Keystone pipeline project. A project that enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress, support from business groups like the U.S. Chamber, and support from unions, including the Teamsters and the AFL-CIO.”
Senator Stabenow voted against the Hoeven Amendment (#1537) to the Senate surface transportation bill (S. 1813), Roll Call Vote #34, which would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. She also voted against the Roberts Amendment (#1826) to the Senate surface transportation bill (S. 1813), Roll Call vote #38.
The Hoeven amendment was supported by a bipartisan majority (56-42) of Senators, including eleven Democratic lawmakers. The amendment failed under the rules established by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who set a 60-vote threshold for passage. The Roberts amendment failed on a mostly party-line vote (57-41).
Senator Stabenow voted to kill a project that 74 percent of Michigan residents say will help our economy.
Instead of thanking Debbie Stabenow for good economy news, we can thank her for voting against jobs, against relief from high gas prices, and against the citizens she claims to represent.
In March, AFP-Michigan released an in-depth statewide survey of 603 registered voters in Michigan. When asked a series of questions about what policies would “mostly help/mostly harm” Michigan’s economy, 74 percent of respondents said approval of the Keystone XL pipeline would help Michigan’s economy.
The survey, conducted by national pollster Kellyanne Conway of the polling company, inc./woman trend, was fielded March 12-15, 2012, and had a margin of error of +/- 4%. The full poll results are available online, click here.
Thanks a lot, Debbie…for blocking job-creating policies that would put Michigan’s working families back to work.
Call Debbie Stabenow at (313) 961-4330 and tell her to stop supporting policies that kill Michigan jobs.
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